Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Plans and Working With Sony
Just a few months ago Sony and Marvel announced that an agreement had been reached for the studios to collaborate on a new Spider-Man. Finally, peace has been achieved in our time. Sony and Marvel recently hired Cop Car director Jon Watts to direct the new Spider-Man film, with Tom Holland starring as Peter Parker. But what else can we expect from this collaborative effort between studios? Marvel’s Kevin Feige has a few words to share.
In an interview with Superhero Hype, Feige spoke a bit about working with producers Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal — he previously worked with Rothman on Bryan Singer’s first X-Men movie when both were at 20th Century Fox:
We’re producing that movie for Sony and in partnership with Amy Pascal, so it’s been going through the same process of any other Marvel film would, and it’s been great. Tom Rothman at Sony has been very supportive in the decisions and obviously the two big ones we announced this week.
We know that Sony has allowed for Spidey to crossover into the MCU, and the web-slinger will reportedly make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. That film, as well as the Civil War arc leading into Infinity War, was a key reason for Marvel’s push to come to an agreement with Sony. But does that agreement extend to other characters? Feige says:
Right now, it’s all about producing the new stand-alone Spider-Man movie. That’s what Sony is focused on. That’s what we’re focused on, and whatever happened before that or after that, sort of remains to be seen, but it’s all about producing the best Spider-Man movie we can, certainly within the Sony Universe, next July.
We’re going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films… I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that’s a lot to live up to.
To be fair, he’s correct: Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero films ever. That Feige is a pretty smart guy.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016, followed by Spider-Man on July 28, 2017.
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